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bcmiller

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Re: '.. You can't lose restoring one.. 32 Ford of today...'
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2016, 01:06:16 PM »
I have owned several 32 Fords and lost money on all of them. I don't think you can properly restore any plain 67-9 Camaro and not lose money. I think only the top tier cars are worth more than resto cost.

That's an interesting perspective and I tend to agree.

But it's not always about money. Some guys spend their money on boats, airplanes, traveling the world, etc. There aren't many cheap hobbies.

Personally doing a lot of the work can help keep costs down. Dropping a car off at a shop and saying "call me when it's done" will almost always result in more money invested than what the car is worth.
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Re: '.. You can't lose restoring one.. 32 Ford of today...'
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2016, 01:21:55 PM »
I have owned several 32 Fords and lost money on all of them. I don't think you can properly restore any plain 67-9 Camaro and not lose money. I think only the top tier cars are worth more than resto cost.

That's an interesting perspective and I tend to agree.

But it's not always about money. Some guys spend their money on boats, airplanes, traveling the world, etc. There aren't many cheap hobbies.

Personally doing a lot of the work can help keep costs down. Dropping a car off at a shop and saying "call me when it's done" will almost always result in more money invested than what the car is worth.

Absolutely Bryon!  but delete the 'almost'.. :)    If I couldn't do the work myself, and enjoy doing it, then I would not have cars probably for two reasons:  1)  too few $$, and 2) What would be the point???

PS.  30-40 yrs ago, a nice *restored* 32 Ford was worth more than it is today!  The $value of older 'restored' cars have fallen as the generation that grew up desiring them got too old (or died off)...  The only 32 Fords worth any $$ today are the heavily customized street rods...
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Re: '.. You can't lose restoring one.. 32 Ford of today...'
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2016, 02:28:33 PM »
I think you may be living in the past Gary.  :D
Actually from what I have seen, the 32 Fords worth the most now are not heavily customized street rods. The henry ford steel 40's and 50's built Hotrods with vintage parts go for the crazy money (currently) A old patina built 32 seems to fetch the most.

I have seen older gents sell there customized hot rod, for nearly a loss, to purchase more of a rat rod type build.

Just what I have witnessed.  :)
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